'Real Housewives' alum Dina Manzo attacked in home invasion

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By Annie Martin Follow @littlemannie   |   May 16, 2017 at 9:59 AM
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May 16 (UPI) -- Real Housewives of New Jersey alum Dina Manzo is recovering after being attacked in a home invasion over the weekend.

The 45-year-old television personality and boyfriend David Cantin were bound and beaten during a "traumatic and violent" robbery at their townhouse Saturday in Holmdel, N.J., the couple's attorney, Andrew B. Brettler, confirmed to People.

"Dina and David are obviously shaken up from the traumatic and violent home invasion and robbery," he said.

Manzo and Cantin were rushed by two assailants after they returned home just before 11 p.m. Saturday, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office. The thieves assaulted the couple before tying them up and stealing cash and jewelry.

TMZ reported Manzo was "punched in the neck, face and head," while Cantin was "bludgeoned with a baseball bat" belonging to his son. The pair managed to call 911 after the suspects left, and were subsequently treated at a hospital.

"No one should ever have to go through what they did," Brettler said. "They are grateful to law enforcement and the other emergency responders and appreciate everyone's concern and well-wishes."

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